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Out for a Sunday Stroll…

This new year kicks off a new Frizztext Alphabet Challenge, and my personal challenge is to use Spanish words each week.    Although ‘ceviche’ popped to the front of my mental list, I realized that my number-one garden pest also starts with a C.

"Shhhh!  Look!  The Gringita is going to town!"

“Shhhh! Look! The Gringita is going to town!  There’s an all-you-can-eat buffet at her house!”

Chivos!  Cabras!   The locals in Ecuador call them, Chivatos, but I call them “Damned Goats!”  I am presently replacing an old bamboo fence with a new one to keep them out of the yard.  Ecuadorians call bamboo, ‘Canya,’ so that’s one more C-word to share with you!

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They strip the entire yard bare and gnaw the woody stems. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

They seem to have a network of spies that reports when I leave the house!

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At times I catch them, and the chase begins…  This morning we had a break in the rain, and I heard the bleat of a goat.   I dashed to the window to see one small goat standing inside the gate.  It quickly turned, squeezed back through and joined the others!

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The funny part is, when they’re not around, I sort of miss them!

"Who?  Me?  She misses us?  Wait!  I'll go get the others!"

“Who? Me? She misses us? Wait! I’ll go get the others!”

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So that’s my word for the day, and the reason I continue improving the canya fence!   See Frizztext’s post HERE for great illustrations for C.

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…She loves us, she loves us not. She loves us, she loves us not…